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Meet the teachers

These are our teachers of the french horn music festival during IV Numskull Brass Festival Caudete: Javier Molina (principal french horn of the Principado de Asturias Symphony Orchestra —Spain— and Alberto Menéndez (principal french horn of BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra).

Javier Molina

Principal french horn of the Principado de Asturias Symphony Orchestra (Spain).

Nowadays he is principal horn of the Principado de Asturias Symphony Orchestra. Javier has been horn guest in such orchestras as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra Mozart, the BBC Manchester Philharmonic, the London Royal Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Lucerne Festival Alumni Orchestra, BandArt Orchestra, the Spanish National Orchestra, the Bilbao Sympnony Orchestra, the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra and the Ensemble intercontemporain, among others. He has worked with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Simon Rattle, Péter Eötvös, Simon Bychkov, Heinz Holliger, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Andris Nelsons and Vasily Petrenko, among others.

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Javier Molina

Horn Concerto No. 1, Op.11, by Richard Strauss

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Alberto Menéndez

Trompa solista en la BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Nowadays he is principal french horn of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Alberto has been member of the BBC Philharmonic, the Comunidad de Madrid Orchestra (Spain) and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. He plays as principal horn guest with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, London Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Filarmonica alla Scala Milan, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and works with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Bernard Haitink, Franz Welser-Möst, Gustavo Dudamel, Andris Nelsons, M.Tilson Thomas, John Eliot Gardiner, among others.

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Alberto Menéndez

Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major, K.495, by W. A. Mozart

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